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Businesses turn over throughout Libertyville

Businesses turn over throughout Libertyville

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

May 19, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

Throughout Libertyville, several new businesses are opening while older ones have recently closed. Pam Hume, the executive director of MainStreet Libertyville, a nonprofit organization dedicated toward promoting downtown Libertyville, explained that while it’s sad to see Libertyville busin...

Asbestos, lead removed recently

Asbestos, lead removed recently

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

May 16, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Libertyville High School is working to eliminate certain building-wide issues that have arisen recently, such as the presence of asbestos and lead paint, as well as update the heating and air conditioning systems. The renovation of these issues has begun and there are various dates for when specific...

Officer Racic promoted to Sergeant; Officer Kincaid named next LHS SRO

Officer Racic promoted to Sergeant; Officer Kincaid named next LHS SRO

Maggie Burnett, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

School Resource Officer (SRO) Dusan Racic was promoted to Sergeant within the Libertyville Police Department in February, meaning he will be leaving his position at Libertyville High School. Officer Wayne Kincaid was named his replacement earlier this month. This promotion comes for Sgt. Racic after pa...

Mr. Kim leaves LHS; Social Studies Department starts hiring process

Mr. Kim leaves LHS; Social Studies Department starts hiring process

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

May 4, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

One of LHS’s newest teachers, Mr. Jonathan Kim, is leaving after two years at the school, which leaves his teaching spot open for a new hire. Mr. Kim is planning on moving to California and hopes to find a job there, saying that “companies like Disney, Hulu or Netflix are very intriguing to ...

IHSA proposes changes for future years

IHSA proposes changes for future years

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

April 18, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The Illinois High School Association has recently initiated several changes in football and enforced pre-existing rules regarding sports uniforms; the organization has also proposed changes including a basketball shot clock. A major change for the 2019-20 school year for football is player limita...

Athletic Department plans to restructure logos and core values

Athletic Department plans to restructure logos and core values

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

April 18, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The LHS Athletic Department is in the process of creating a set of mission statements based on the school’s values, while also condensing the amount of Libertyville logos used to represent the school. By working with LHS coaches and students, they hope to unify and empower the student body. Libertyvil...

BeWell Fitness Trains Teams, Students

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Libertyville/Local, Sports

Although Ben Wellenbach is not a native of Libertyville, he has become instrumental in the physical development and wellness of athletes in the area.   Wellenbach opened BeWell Fitness 12 years ago and is the current owner. BeWell Fitness is a gym located on 1753 Northwind Blvd. in Libertyville.  Wellenbach ...

New pool is still on schedule

New pool is still on schedule

George Hayek, staff member

April 10, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The new pool for LHS began construction in December 2017, and it is scheduled to be completed soon, this spring.   Though there have been setbacks to the pool’s construction, such as frost in the winter when construction began and heavy rain in the spring, Dr. Koulentes stated that the proj...

LHS main gym closes after testing positive for lead paint

LHS main gym closes after testing positive for lead paint

Molly Boufford, News Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Following a positive test for traces of lead in the paint of the main gym, the gym was closed for nearly three weeks to fix the problem; it reopened when students returned from spring break, on Monday, April 1. The gym was closed on March 12 after students mentioned to the building and grounds staff...

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